Sat, Nov 05|
Alone Again: A Conversation for Widows/Widowers with Barbara Cawthorne Crafton
Join the Rev. Barbara Crafton for 3 meditations and time for contemplation and conversation in this compassionate virtual retreat.
Time & Location
Nov 05, 2022, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM CDT
About The Event
How are you doing? someone asks, and you answer that you're doing fine. And you are. But you don't add that you are not the same person you used to be, or that you don't know where that person went. Or that you are beginning to suspect she may never be coming back. This is uncharted territory. We will consider how to live and move and have our being in a new world we did not choose to enter. But we do know that others have walked the road we're walking and found hope. At the end of our time together, we'll have gotten a little closer to doing that ourselves.
Virtual Retreat Schedule
- 9 - 9.45: First meditation
- 10:15 - 11:00: Second meditation
- Noonday Prayer
- 12:30 - 1:15: Third meditation
- Closing prayers
About the Presenter
Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is an Episcopal priest and author. She heads The Geranium Farm, an institute for the promotion of spiritual growth. The Farm published her Almost-Daily eMo, a meditation read online by tens of thousands worldwide. She has served a number of churches, including historic Trinity Church, Wall Street, St. John's-in-the-Village in Greenwich Village, St. Clement's in Manhattan's theatre district and St James, the American church in Florence. She was a maritime chaplain on the New York waterfront, and served as a chaplain at Ground Zero after the attack on the World Trade Center. A spiritual director, Crafton has led many retreats throughout the United States and abroad. Her many books include books of essays, books of daily meditations, a book about the aftermath of the World Trade Center bombing (Mass in Time of War) and more recently, books about depression, vocation and the ALSOLIFE.